Concept3D, a leading provider of software solutions for location-driven virtual experiences, has recently announced that it has acquired Localist, an event calendar platform for higher education communities.
The platform integration will enable universities to create an elevated, branded experience for student events, interactive mapping, virtual tours, and more within one centralized platform, according to a news release provided by the company.
Gordon Boyes, CEO of Concept3D, said the addition of Localist expands its presence in the higher education space by adding the market-leading campus event platform to its virtual tour and interactive mapping solutions.
“Localist and Concept3D have a shared belief that events and in-person connections are key to building community, ultimately making a student experience better the first day they step onto campus. By bringing our solutions together, combining people, community, and location, users can easily connect, driving engagement and fostering togetherness.”
Concept3D’s expanded portfolio of software solutions helps institutions create powerful online experiences with interactive media, virtual reality, events, and maps. Concept3D can bring any physical location into an intuitive and navigable digital format. Some of its solutions include event creation, coordination, registration, ticketing, and promotion, interactive maps & wayfinding, 360-degree tours & hotspots, and robust CMS among others.
Mykel Nahorniak, CEO of Localist, said combining forces with Concept3D was a no-brainer but a natural fit across the board.
As part of its next stage of growth and to provide capital for the acquisition, Concept3D has partnered with Level Structured Capital, an affiliated fund of Level Equity, a New York private investment firm focused on providing capital to software companies.
“We are excited to partner with Concept3D, Gordon, and Mykal to provide capital for this acquisition as the company enters its next phase of growth,” said Barry Osherow, Partner at Level Equity.
Concept3D provides market-leading software solutions for location-driven virtual experiences that engage audiences and centralize events into one fully-branded calendar. It allows administrators to bring their campus to life with visually stunning experiences that improve campus communications, recruitment, and navigation while engaging current and potential students. Concept3D serves over 70% of the top 100 universities in the US, with more than 600 customers, and nearly 1000 implementations including live events, destinations, and sporting venues.